By Andrea Coulis
A master’s degree in finance is a postgraduate program tailored to individuals who want to springboard their careers in finance at a relatively early stage.
Students pursuing a Master of Science in Finance (MSF in North America, or MSc in Finance in the UK/Europe) typically only have a few years of work experience and are looking to gain potentially prestigious and fast-tracked, yet more-or-less entry-level positions after they graduate.
Here’s four things you need to do before pursuing a master’s in finance:
1. Make sure it’s the right path for you
Up until recently, MBA programs were considered the holy grail of advanced business degrees; however, an increasing number of employers are now looking toward graduates of more focused programs to seek candidates with the specialized skills they need.
While an MBA is broader and can give a higher-level overview...
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